Thinking outside the box

Elizabeth Sheehan has spent a long time working among the world’s poorest people. Now she has an ambitious but simple plan to help the worst off.

Elizabeth Sheehan Elizabeth Sheehan (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Bella English
Globe Staff / November 3, 2009

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Elizabeth Sheehan was thumbing through Foreign Affairs magazine last year when an article and photo caught her eye. The story, headlined “The Global Health Burden,’’ addressed the failure to deliver rural health care in developing countries. The photo of a prototype clinic was intriguing. Sheehan peered more closely: Could it really be one of those ugly metal shipping containers that ... (Full article: 1427 words)

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